MECH ENG 7056 - Systems Engineering 1
North Terrace Campus - Winter - 2020
General Course Information
Course Code MECH ENG 7056 Course Systems Engineering 1 Coordinating Unit School of Mechanical Engineering Term Winter Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Delivered in Intensive mode Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Assumed Knowledge It is assumed that students have a general technical knowledge obtained by a Bachelor of Engineering degree or equivalent, and some relevant work experience. Course Description Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary approach to enable the realisation of successful systems. It involves considering the complete problem context and system lifecycle; defining the customer needs and functionality early; codifying the requirements; and performing design synthesis and validation accordingly. This course introduces the fundamental concepts and techniques of systems engineering and demonstrates how they can be applied to solve problems. It covers the key processes for engineering systems from the technical, technical management, agreement and organisation-enabling domains. Participants will learn from practicing certified systems engineering professionals and will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the concepts and processes introduced through group discussion, individual assignments and team projects.
Course Coordinator: Dr David Harvey
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1 Explain the importance of systems thinking, problem context, the systems engineering lifecycle and key systems engineering activity areas 2 Recognise the need to define the problem to be solved as the first step in engineering design, with particular reference to the intended system use 3 Plan and execute a systems engineering approach to a group design project 4 Analyse a given problem and develop an appropriate problem specification 5 Define, compare and select from alternative system designs 6 Develop, refine and describe the selected system design 7 Identify and explain how the design can be verified against system requirements and validated against the problem statement 8 Demonstrate professional skills including effective team participation, oral communication and written communication
The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer.
The course is designed to develop the following Elements of Competency:
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This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1 - 7 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1, 3 - 7 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
3 - 8 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
3, 8 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
2, 4, 8 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course is delivered in entirely online intensive mode over a week (from Monday the 13th of July to Friday the 17th of July). Each day will have a mixture of online lectures (with class participation), group design project workshops and guest lectures from experts in a range of systems engineering related topics. The workshops will see you progress a systems design project over the course of the week following it from initial problem statement through to selected concept by the end of the week.
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Learning Activities Summary
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Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative Due (week)* Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes 5 x on-line systems engineering module tests 10 Individual Summative 1 1. 2. 3. 7. Active learning assessments within tutorial sessions 5 Individual Summative 1 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Oral presentation 15 Group Summative 1 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. Group project design report 30 Group Summative 3 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Individual project design report 40 Individual Summative 5 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Total 100
This assessment breakdown is registered as an exemption to the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy. The exemption is related to the Procedures clause(s): 1. a. i
Assessment DetailSpecific details will be provided via MyUni on the dates indicated in the above table. There will be sufficient scope within the assignment criteria to ensure originality. There is zero tolerance for copying and students are advised to read the University policy on plagiarism in order to understand the severe consequences of such actions.
SubmissionAll assignments must be submitted on-line via MyUni, where specific instructions shall be provided. Late assignments will be penalised 10% per day. Extensions for assignments will only be given in exceptional circumstances and a case for this with supporting documentation must be made in writing. Assignments will be assessed and returned promptly after submission (noting the compressed time frame for this intensive course).
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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